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Marlow 2020 Blue Ocean Doublebraid - LEADERBOARD

RS Aeros at the Einhand Regatta, Dummer See, Germany

by Juliane Barthel 11 May 2017 12:34 BST 6-7 May 2017
Segler-Club Dümmer © Segler-Club Dümmer

Last weekend saw the first RS Aero regatta of the season in Germany. Hosted by the SCD at Lake Dümmer twelve RS Aero 7s were entered for a weekend of racing on Lower-Saxony's second largest lake. Apart from the RS Aeros, Contenders, Finns and Europe dinghies were racing as well.

On Saturday the fleet of more than 100 boats headed out for the first start in excellent yet challenging conditions: sunny skies, easterly winds and 12-16 gusting up to 20 knots. After Contenders and Finns the RS Aeros were third to get started. Three races were sailed back to back, each taking about an hour on the triangular course. Especially on the upwinds the fleet was very well mixed up due to the wind shifts, whereas on the reaches and downwinds some sailors couldn't avoid one or more capsize. Marcus Walther made by far the most of the conditions winning the first two races with a huge lead and also taking the third race after being in second place for the first lap of the race. In the evening sailors could recover from racing at the barbecue party with plenty of delicious food and drinks.

The fourth and last race was scheduled for 11 o'clock on Sunday. However the day started with mist, temperatures around 8 degreesC and....no wind. Racing was postponed ashore, giving sailors time to discuss yesterday's tactics and Aero technique. There were also some keen sailors from other classes having a good look at the Aero. At around 12 o'clock the sun slowly came out and a light breeze from the northeast kicked in. The racing committee took the chance and racing got underway soon after. The last race was sailed in very light winds making up for Saturday's conditions and seeing some of the lighter sailors on top of the fleet with Matti Biedermann finishing first.

Overall standings after four races were Marcus Walther (DSCL) in first place, Lasse Lemmer (SCFW) in second and Juliane Barthel (SCD) in third place. We hope to see some more Aero sailors at Einhandwochenende 2018 and look forward to RS Aero racing in Haltern again next weekend, 13/14 May.

Details of the RS Aero European calendar can be found here.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubPts
11723Marcus WaltherDreieich Segelclub Langen3
22316Lasse LemmerSegel‑Club Fischlaken Essen‑Werden7
31903Juliane BarthelSegler‑Club Dümmer7
42315Daniel TaylorZwischenahner Segelklub.10
51909Jörn DomresSeglerverein Harlebucht16
62317Thomas BenekerWeser Yacht Club Bremen18
71369Matti BiedermannSegel‑Club‑Crefeld20
81961Sven BiedermannSegel‑Club‑Crefeld20
92037Stephan MöllerSegel‑Club Sorpesee Iserlohn20
101840Felix CremerNordwind Wassersport28
112036Christian LemmerSegel‑Club Fischlaken Essen‑Werden28
122145Jako ObieglySegelkammeradschaft Wappen Bremen29

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